Petition Launched in Australia to Rename Golden Gaytime Ice Creams

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The petition claims the term Gaytime is “outdated.”

A man from Melbourne is demanding Australian ice cream, Golden Gaytime, be renamed saying it is “outdated.”

The man who goes by Brian Mc, launched the petition earlier this month calling for the term “gay” to be removed from the title.

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Golden Gaytime is a toffee and vanilla flavoured ice cream that is dipped in chocolate and biscuit pieces and was first released in Australia in 1959.

The change.org petition appears to have been deleted on only 900 signatures but has been reposted drawing a little over 400 on the second attempt.       

Brian Mc says that the term ‘gay’ should only be allowed to apply to same-sex attracted people and not companies.

“As a part of the LGBTQIA+ community, I believe my sexual identity is owned by me, not a brand and that the outdated meaning no longer applies. Isn’t it time for this double entendre to end?” The petition reads.

Brian points to a range of products being renamed because of perceived racial insensitivities when Redskins became Red Rippers, Chicos became Cheekies and Coon Cheese became Cheer Cheese last year.

Brian Mc is calling for Streets to do the same. “Under the law, they are seen the same, discrimination means being treated unfairly or not as well as others because of a protected characteristic like age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race or disability,” he said.

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